Algorithms in Context

Talk
By: Margaret Staples

The PHP community is rich with self taught developers from a wide variety of backgrounds because, thanks to efforts from that same community, it is one of the most accessible languages ever created for developing on the web. As a result, many of us are well into our professional lives before we integrate computer science concepts, like algorithms, into our knowledge base. This talk will look at several such algorithms, what they are useful for, but also their limitations and how we can use a clear understanding of the real world context in which we’re using them to create code that performs and serves our users better than the algorithms alone could manage.